Two-Time GPI POY Alex Foxen Cited in Alleged Crypto Negligence Lawsuit

An intriguing lawsuit filed by South African poker player Ronit Chamani cites reigning and soon-to-be two-time GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen as playing a key recruiting role in a cryptocurrency venture now alleged to have conducted in negligent (if not fraudulent) activity, including the failure to return remaining investor funds once the crypto […]

Postle Acknowledges Summons, Receives 28-Day Response Extension

There’s been a bit more movement in the high-profile civil lawsuit involving Sacramento-area poker player Mike Postle. Postle, who allegedly cheated during dozens of “Stones Live” live-streamed podcasts in 2018 and 2019, has officially acknowledged receiving service of the legal summons notifying him as being a defendant in the case. As part of a document […]

Isai Scheinberg Surrender Ends ‘Black Friday’ Era

Last week’s voluntary surrender to United States authorities by PokerStars co-founder Isai Scheinberg marks the end of a saga stretching more than a decade, all centered on the April, 2011 “Black Friday” clampdown by the US Department of Justice targeting US-facing offshore poker sites. Scheinberg was among 11 individuals charged in the sweeping Black Friday […]

A Mid-January Mike Postle / Postlegate Update: Those Service Blues

The most interest-drawing topic in the poker world in recent months, the outing of alleged cheating by Mike Postle during dozens of “Stones Live” podcasts and a $10 million lawsuit subsequently filed by a lengthy list of alleged victims, is back in the news after two months of only very minor developments. This time out, […]

DOJ’s Wire Act Stall Game Continues

By way of continuing to waste government resources in the names of Sheldon Adelson and crony capitalism, the US Department of Justice has been back in court in recent days in its “Wire Act” appellate case in the US’s Third Circuit. At stake, of course, is the immediate future of interstate online poker in the […]

Stones Gambling ‘Investigation’ Into Postle Appears Faux

The Kickass Poker Blog returns today with a look at the scant recent developments into the allegations of cheating on over a year of web-streamed “Stones Live” poker games by Mike Postle, that has led to an ongoing lawsuit by dozens of players against Postle, alleged collaborator Justin Kuraitis, and Sacramento’s Stones Gambling Hall. Though […]

Foxen WPT5D Win Reheats Unlimited Rebuy Debate

Yesterday’s victory by the talented Alex Foxen at the last major poker event of 2019, the World Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, may cap major tourney play for the year, but it has also reignited debate in the poker world about whether unlimited re-entries are good for the game. […]

The Michael Postle Cheating Case and the Search for the Most-Smoking Gun

Welcome back to another installment in the newly reborn Kickass Poker Blog, this time honing in on one of the highest-profile poker cheating cases in recent memory. Of course, that means it’s about accused cheater Mike Postle, who’s been accused of having used secret access to his opponent’s hole cards during dozens of modest-stakes “Stones […]

Inside Daniel Negreanu’s WSOP POY Proposals

Welcome, readers, to the rebirth of the fabled Kick Ass Poker Blog, where we begin our second generation of chat about all things poker with a look inside the tale of Daniel Negreanu and his proposed changes to the World Series of Poker’s annual Player of the Year chase. The POY race has always been […]